£15m United samba starlet target offered to Spurs

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Tottenham could make a £15million move for Brazilian international Ganso in the summer.


Manchester United were thought to be closest of interested English clubs to sign the 22-year-old, as Sir Alex Ferguson searches for a creative injection into his midfield.


Goal.com is reporting that the player’s club Santos have offered him to Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy is interested – news which could entice a move from Old Trafford.


Harry Redknapp recently claimed he had never heard of him but reports suggest the attacking midfielder has been on Spurs’ radar for some time now.


Santos is unlikely to move during the transfer window but a switch to White Hart Lane in the summer has been discussed.


Teodoro Fonseca, Ganso’s agent, travelled to London last week in an attempt to put together a deal with Tottenham.


Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribiero and investment group DIS, who jointly own the player’s economic rights, sanctioned these discussions.


Ganso has also been linked to Italian sides AC Milan and Inter, but it appears Tottenham have stolen a march on their rivals.


Santos have well-documented financial constraints due to the new contract offered to rising world star Neymar.


It was reported yesterday that the Brazilian club had to cut their women’s and futsal sides to finance the contract that kept Neymar from the clutches of Barcelona and Real Madrid.


Ribiero is conscious of this and feels that now is the right time to sell another one of his young assets to help ease the financial pressure on the club.

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